Hardliners in Iran’s parliament want to limit cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Although, a resolution is in sight regarding talks with the U.S. about ending sanctions linked to Iran’s nuclear programme.
“The IAEA had three months to fulfil its obligations … it did not do so and the deadline expired yesterday (Saturday),’’ Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, said on Sunday, according to the ISNA news agency.
IAEA chief, Rafael Grossi, said he would make a statement later on Sunday.
Under an interim agreement reached between Tehran and the IAEA at the end of February, full monitoring of Iran’s nuclear facilities would only start when the 2015 Vienna nuclear deal was implemented, and the U.S. sanctions lifted.
Iran would continue to allow the IAEA to monitor, but not within the framework of the so-called IAEA Additional Protocol and, accordingly, only in a very limited way.
Moderate forces around President Hassan Rowhani are pushing for a deal, as they say, this could lead to an end to U.S. sanctions and the economic crisis that has lasted for more than two years.
Intensive negotiations between Iran and the five parties to the Vienna nuclear agreement have been going on in Vienna for more than a month.
According to Rowhani, an agreement is imminent.